this week's event picks (mar 2–8 2016):

✨ Histories of a Vanishing Present: A Prologue
Creating a space for public scholarship, this project mines the millennial generation’s complex relationship to nationalism, cultural heritage, trauma and identity politics, analyzing how young artists remain affected by historic affairs from before their time.
@ The Mistake Room. Under Ten. Now on view, open W–Sa 10am-5pm.

✨ Music for Train Stations
Kicking off a weekly series every Friday in March, LA-based experimental radio platform Dublab transforms Union Station’s Grand Waiting Room into a calming and disarming auditory experience set amongst the station's chaotic, frenetic energy and architectural splendor.
@ Union Station. Chinatown/El Pueblo. Friday Mar 4 4-6pm.

✨Le Bal: A One Night Only Drag Extravaganza
An homage to the last sixty years of drag entertainment, Le Bal celebrates the evolution of variety performance, from cabaret to theatre to contemporary drag.
@ The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Historic Core. Friday Mar 4 9pm.

✨Debo Eilers and Keith J. Varadi
It's the last week to catch Debo Eilers and Keith J. Varadi's respective shows at Night Gallery. Eilers' sculptures and paintings contrast touches of vibrant colors with childhood nightmares, whereas Varadi's works are largely satirical, riffing on art practices and on living in Los Angeles.
@ Night Gallery. Under Ten. Ends Saturday Mar 5 12-7pm.

✨ L.A. Zine Fest
A celebration of DIY print publishing in Los Angeles, this free event brings together tons of local zine-makers as well as readings, discussions and related events. L.A. Zine Fest will also be the official launch of GET DOWN TOWN issue 3, plus a special edition printed zine you newsletter fans out there will appreciate.
@ Majestic Halls. Historic Core. Saturday Mar 6 11am-6pm.

Pssst... that's not all that's going on! Find more local events and sort them by neighborhood at calendar.getdowntown.la.

Local zines steal the scene at this Sunday's L.A. Zine Fest at 7th/Spring.
(image via LA Weekly)